August 12, 1912
Dear Miss Addams:
In order that you may leave for the East with a trifle freer mind, Mrs. Rosenwald and I desire to drop the enclosed into the Hull House treasury to add to the joy of my 50th birthday celebration.
We hope you will get the benefit from your well earned vacation.
May I take this opportunity to say that in choosing the political course you did, against the advice of your friends, I have no hesitancy in admitting that I now believe that you acted wisely, and that I was mistaken.
Sincerely and cordially yours,